This is proving to be one of the tightest presidential elections in U.S. history, and with less than two weeks to go even a minor scandal could completely change the outcome of the race. Now is the perfect time for an October surprise. If I was an operative for either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, now would be the time to unleash any big secret that you were still holding back. Americans tend to have very short attention spans, so you wouldn’t want to reveal your October surprise too early. But now that the debates are all done, this is the perfect opportunity to bring the hammer down. Of course our founding fathers are probably rolling over in their graves as they watch all this, but sadly the truth is that this is how the game of politics is played in America today. Veteran political operatives on both sides know that it is either “eat or be eaten”, and this election is coming right down to the wire. One nicely timed blow from either side could make all the difference.
Even a false rumor could change the outcome of the election if enough people believe it. And I certainly would not rule out the possibility of operatives on both sides floating false rumors in (Read More...)